September 6th, 2003


I can't wait to see where this is playing.. PLEASE be Austin!

From here

" Leading up to the December 17 release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the final film in Peter Jackson's epic dramatic trilogy, New Line Cinema will release a limited number of 35mm prints of the Special Extended Editions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers in theaters across North America. The special screening series will culminate in an unprecedented marathon of back-to-back presentations of the Extended Editions followed by a special screening of The Return of the King. The announcement was made today by Rolf Mittweg, the studio's president and chief operating officer, worldwide distribution and marketing.

From December 5 - 11, the studio will release 100-150 35mm prints of the Special Extended Edition of The Fellowship of the Ring in cities across the country. On December 12 - 15, these prints will be replaced with Special Extended Edition prints of The Two Towers. On Monday, December 8, and Monday, December 15, both films will be presented back-to-back. Then, on Tuesday, December 16, participating theaters will show a one-time-only marathon of both Extended Edition prints followed by an 11pm screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The official opening of the film will commence at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, December 17, 2003.

Advance ticketing for the screening series is expected to commence this fall."
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    ecstatic ecstatic

Weird Quizzy thingy

I don't consider this quiz to be horribly accurate, unlike the Movie Hero one or whatever. However, it is curious.

Positron -- You are the anti-matter equivalent of
an electron. You are frentic and excitable like
the electron, but you have an unpleasant
personality and tend to destroy everything you
come in contact with. On the bright side
though, you are very cool. You like hanging out
with Anti-Protons.

What kind of subatomic particle are you?
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Do I really destroy everything I come in contact with? Downfalls, yes, but destruction?
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    pensive pensive

Great Moments in Academia

"But it's an easy 850 pages" - Dr. Louis about Disraeli. Which he expects us to have read in one week's time, although for me it will be the week after next, as many of us are expected to read The Isles next week, which is 1,222 not quite so easy pages. Plus the need to edit 11 one page papers, read the 11 edits to my previous week's paper and revise it, and turn in a new paper as well.

Plus any other classes I might happen to have...

Somebody on my hall is fairly cool...

In one of the bathrooms earlier this day someone placed a plastic store bought cookie carton with a single remaining chocolate chocolate chip cookie on it, with this note:
"Eat Me! If you don't, the gods will shower their wrath upon us all... (hint: we don't want that)"

I first saw it around 3pm, I think. Since it was still there just now, I've gone ahead and eaten it. Perhaps I'm too trusting of my hallmates, especially since I've only met one of them. But even playing Diplomacy I won't be that paranoid. Besides, I got a chocolate chocolate chip cookie out of it.


This Is A Political Post

I think I'll put all my political and so on posts as cuts, so anyone who doesn't want to deal with me on those topics, perhaps to preserve friendships or their simple Friends list morning pleasantness can avoid them easily.

I think this book may be a little biasedCollapse )

So I'm going back to my biography of the Percys, which is interesting, less objectionable, and could benefit a great deal from some charts, better maps, family trees that led me to care who the members were, etc.

Time to deal with money

Well, every couple of weeks I sit down and settle up my money matters, pay my credit cards bills and figure out how much I have to spend in the upcoming time. It's a fairly simple task, complicated this time in that I need to payback marnan for various expenses of TorCon and I owe Robert for the various Bujold merchandise I bought off of him.

One of the few redeeming features of Count Vronsky I found in Anna Karenina was that he sat down twice a year and actually managed his finances. His myriad other failings did sway me, of course, and the fact that managing his finances only happened twice a year and involved a great deal of deciding which debts he could put off the longest strikes against my formerly Protestant soul, but at least he did it, which is far more than can be said of most noble characters in books, like Eugène de Rastignac in Old Goriot. For that matter, Goriot himself gives me extreme discomfort when I look on his choices. I guess this is why I take literature courses...